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Steel Kisses: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure

(Buffalo Steampunk #4)

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Reynold Michaels might not be the smartest man in the city, but he knows a beautiful woman when he sees one. The lovely creature he watches disembark from the steam tram every morning simply cannot be a prostitute…or an automaton. Yet at the high-priced bordello where she works he discovers she’s not only a hybrid mechanical, she’s funny, vulnerable, and quite possibly the ...more
ebook, 234 pages
Published June 16th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press
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Liza O'Connor
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review of Steel Kisses by Laura Strickland
This book was nothing like I expected. I find most of the Steampunk I’ve read to be a bit campy. This was anything but campy. This is a remarkable book of deep layers.

I’ll be honest, it disturbed me greatly at times, for I had grown to love Lily from the very first, and the abuse she and the other automatons suffered upset me. Their creator, a woman, Dr. Landry kept insisting they could not feel pain, and when one of them assured her they could, she turn
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Lola White
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
The phrase ‘automaton rights’ piqued my curiosity and in the fourth chapter I decided I, too, would be a champion for automaton rights… Steel Kisses is a cute story that swept me up in no time at all. There was enough description that I understood the setting, the society and the characters, but not so much that I felt bogged down in detail. I received an ARC of this book so I won’t speak of any issues I expect to be addressed during the editing process, and will focus on the plot, instead.

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Rhi
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Steel Kisses is set in Buffalo/Niagara in a Victorian Steampunk age. Reynold is a gentle man who works at a local funeral home and has a crush on a beautiful woman he sees everyday getting off the tram. Unbeknownst to him, this woman - Lily - is actually an automaton and she is a prostitute at the Crystal Palace. When one of his co-workers buys him a trip to the Crystal Palace, he discovers that the truth about this beautiful woman... but it doesn't stop his feelings. Lily is not just a machine ...more
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Born and raised in Western New York, Laura Strickland has pursued lifelong interests in lore, legend, magic and music, all reflected in her writing. She has made pilgrimages to both Newfoundland and Scotland in the company of her daughter, but is usually happiest at home not far from Lake Ontario, with her husband and her "fur" child, a rescue dog. Author of Scottish romances Devil Black, His Wick ...more

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